Projects

Bristol has been home to a range of successful and innovative digital inclusion projects. We have captured our experiences and some of the lessons learned here.

Free Event: Open data, FIWARE and funding with FINODEX, Weds 22 April, 09:45 to 13:30, Engine Shed, Bristol

by Kevin 10/03/2015 in Bristol

Finodex (Future INternet Open Data EXpansion) is a EU funded programme which selects, funds and provides support to projects from SMEs & Web Entrepreneurs building upon the FIWARE technology and reusing Open Data. They will be launching their second funding round on 8th of April and will be in Bristol to go through the latest [...]

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Do you have a business in the film & creative content space? Are you looking for investment to scale your business?

by Kevin 16/02/2015 in Bristol

Creative England and the UK Business Angels Association have teamed up to provide an ongoing programme of support and advice for film and creative content enterprises – promoting growth through investment readiness workshops, mentoring and showcasing your business to investors.
This programme is for entrepreneurs that are currently running successful film businesses or have a significant [...]

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Boost your creative digital SME with Business Strategy and Innovation Vouchers

by Kevin 30/01/2015 in Bristol

If you run a creative digital SME in the South West you could be eligible to receive vouchers of a value between £1,000 – £5,000 to help with the cost of securing expert third party services which could include help with business planning, recruitment consultancy, brand and marketing expertise, or specialist technical support to help [...]

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Invitation for UK SMEs to submit smart city proposals for deployment across Chinese cities

by Kevin 11/12/2014 in Bristol

South West Businesses have been invited to participate in the smart cities challenge.  This challenge is part of a Foreign and Commonwealth Office project led by Manchester City Council with involvement of  Bristol City Council, three Chinese cities who are ‘smart city pilots’ and Digital China (a large ICT company leading on smart city solutions [...]

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Heritage and Culture Open Data Challenge Launched

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Projects

The next in NESTA/ ODI Open Data Challenges has been launched to explore how we can use open data to involve more people, and more diverse people, in heritage and culture. There will be a series of support events over the next few months. Visit the website to learn more, explore ideas and to sign [...]

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Bristol pair win international prize for 3D printed prosthetic hand

by Kevin 06/11/2014 in Bristol

High end prosthetics can cost up to £100,000. By using emerging technologies like 3D printing, Open Bionics have cut that down to under £1000. The Bristol based brains behind the initiative Joel Gibbard and Sammy Payne, have just won an international award from Intel to recognise the potential and innovation of the project.

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Do you want to contribute to improving health care in Bristol?

by Kevin 31/10/2014 in Bristol

You can get involved in finding the best solutions to key health challenges at a “Make It” event sponsored by Bristol Health Partners. Organisations, communities and individuals are invited to take part in this collaborative event;

Friday 14 November – The Station BS1 2AG
Opening presentations and networking from 6pm (until 9pm)
Saturday 15 November – The Station [...]

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Hack weekend by Bath Hacked, 1 & 2 Nov, Guildhall Coworking Hub Bath, BA1 5EB

by Kevin 30/10/2014 in Bristol

Bath Hacked, just down the road from us in Bath, have organised a hack weekend as part of the impressive Bath Digital Festival.
The hack is themed around the City’s past, present and future, and there are a raft of prizes for the best work. Seasoned and novice hackers are welcome but do sign up at [...]

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Job opportunity: Strategic Resilience Officer, Bristol City Council

by Kevin 10/09/2014 in Bristol

Bristol is one of only five European cities and 32 cities worldwide invited to join the first cohort of a global network of resilient cities organised by the Rockefeller Foundation. This senior role will serve as the main point of contact and liaison with this network of cities and its platform partners. Visit this website [...]

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